Personal Development

Personal Development

I ask others for help.

Because I know that recognizing my own strengths and weaknesses is a sign of maturity, I am willing to ask for help when I need it. I know that I am good at many things, but not everything. I can accomplish much, but not all. I need others to help me achieve my goals.

I wouldn’t start building a house with a handful of nails and a pencil sketch. I would plan ahead, taking an inventory of my supplies and my areas of expertise. Then I would go out and get whatever else I might need to make this construction feasible.

I view achieving my goals with the same pragmatic approach. I make a plan. When I notice an area where I find I am lacking, I seek out someone who is more knowledgeable to help me.

When people ask me for help in my own areas of expertise, I enjoy helping them. It gives me a feeling of happiness to contribute something of value to the world. For this reason, I do not hesitate to ask others for help and I know that they, too, will be eager to share their skills and knowledge.

I let go of fears that people will perceive me as incapable or lazy when I ask for help. I know that the way I use the tools I am gathering proves my maturity and my hard-working spirit.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What reasons do I give myself for not asking for the help I need?
  2. In what area of my life do I need to ask for help in order to move closer to my goals?
  3. Who can I approach to get the help that I need?